Note: Our Adaptive Hapkido classes are based on our core Hapkido program. For a more detailed description of our core Hapkido program, please click on the Hapkido tab.
What is Adaptive Hapkido?
Since 2007, Enso Center has been teaching a specially designed Hapkido curriculum tailored specifically to people with special needs.
Students explore fluid movements, breathing exercises, and learn how to fall safely. Exercises are designed to improve coordination, flexibility, strength, balance, self-confidence and also to promote healthy joints, strong core muscles, and mind and body connection.
The program helps participants discover the practice of Hapkido in a safe, positive, fun, caring and welcoming environment.
Classes are taught by qualified black belt instructors.
Students work individually, in pairs or as a group. With an instructor to student ratio of approximately 1 to 3, we are able to welcome people of all abilities, beginner through advanced, ages 13 through adult.
Parents and care givers can watch and observe any of the classes and are encouraged to discuss any concerns or ask questions about the class with the instructors.
"I feel so blessed to have found this amazing program through Enso where everyone, teachers & students, treat Matthew with genuine respect and kindness!"
Lynn Loweecy, Parent
Our daughter has been involved with the adaptive recreation class for over eight years. We have seen and experienced many positive changes in her. Her confidence, skills, compassion, sharing and participation in group activities has grown. The leadership and teaching activities that have been presented and demonstrated have had a positive impact on her behaviour. It is always a challenge to find competent and useful activities for young adults to participate. This program provides that avenue. Our daughter has gained confidence, strength, endurance, compassion and developed a close relationship with others in the program. Thank you, your program makes a difference in her life.
David Levesque, Parent
Note: For martial arts schools interested in starting or offering a similar Adaptive Martial Arts program, please contact Enso Center directly.